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Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
madison, wisconsin. that's because what happens in our state legislatures directly affects our taxes, schools, roads, the quality of our air and water -- even our right to vote. politicians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized, camouflaged way, covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public. this is the story of how and why it worked. our report was many months in the making. it's a collaboration between tom casciato and kathleen hughes, the filmmakers at okapi productions and the schumann media center that i head. schumann supports independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy, whose investigators have been tracking the footprints of alec, an organization hiding in plain sight, yet one of the most influential and powerful in american politics. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i've often told people that i talk to out on the campaign trail when they say "state what?" when i say i'm running for the state legislature. i tell them that the decisions that are made here in the
PBS
Sep 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. and just to add insult to injury, they're tax exempt. by the way, "the washington post's" chris cillizza reports that pro-romney outside groups have paid for three out of four of the ads supporting him in this election cycle while probama outside groups have paid for one in every five ads backing the president. the conservative groups, cillizza writes, "have kept romney in the game" and he should be able to "outspend obama rather significantly in the final weeks of the race." so whether you want to call it an arms race, a plague of biblical proportions, or the death spiral of democracy, take it seriously. especially all that secret money. it's poison being mainlined into our country's arteries, as destructive as arsenic in your drinking water. and you'll never know who put it there. no one knows the ins-and-outs of this cash-and-carry racket better than trevor potter, and no one is more committed to cleaning it up. a former chairman of the federal election commission, he served as general counsel to john mccain during the senator's presidential campaigns in 2000 and again in 200
Search Results 0 to 14 of about 15 (some duplicates have been removed)